Book 1 of The Duke's Sons series From bestselling author Jane Ashford comes another brand new series of sparkling Regency Romance Life is predictable for a Duke's first son As eldest son of the Duke of Langford, Nathaniel Gresham sees his arranged marriage to Lady Violet Devere as just another obligation to fulfill-highly suitable, if unexciting. But as Violet sets out to transform herself from dowdy wallflower to dazzling young duchess-to-be, proper Nathaniel sets out to prove he's a match for his new bride's vivacity and daring. Or so he once thought... Oppressed by her family all her life, Lady Violet can't wait to enjoy the freedom of being a married woman. But then Violet learns her family's sordid secret, and she's faced with an impossible choice-does she tell Nathaniel and risk losing him, or does she hide it and live a lie? Praise for Married to a Perfect Stranger: "Marvelous...the perfect blend of interesting, emotionally complex, and open-hearted protagonists." -Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW "A touching, heartwarming story [that] engages readers' emotions." -RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
Author: Jane Ashford
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
The heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat third instalment to the Throne of Glass series is a New York Times bestseller and a must-read for fans of Game of Thrones As the King of Adarlan's Assassin, Celaena Sardothien is bound to serve the tyrant who slaughtered her dear friend. But she has vowed to make him pay. The answers Celaena needs to destroy the king lie across the sea Wendlyn. And Chaol, Captain of the King's Guard, has put his future in jeopardy to send her there. Yet as Celaena seeks her destiny in Wendlyn, a new threat is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love? This third novel in the Throne of Glass sequence, from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, is packed with more heart-stopping action, devastating drama and swoonsome romance, and introduces some fierce new heroines to love and hate. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Young Adult Fiction
An excavation of the fabled Hall of Records beneath the Sphinx unleashes an ancient disease that leaves Alyssa Morgan's father fighting for his life. As seventeen-year old Alyssa races to find a cure, she stumbles onto an impossible artifact that could unveil the link between the traceless disappearance of Atlantis and the birth of Egyptian mythology. She finds unexpected help from Oxford University student, Paul Matthews, and brilliant computer geek, Clay Obono. Together, the unlikely trio uncovers messages concealed in the relic, catapulting Alyssa into the mind of an Egyptian god. The story unfolds in two parallel timelines separated by millennia that provide the accounts of two distinct, yet ultimately linked characters: a young boy, Horus, who was exiled from his island home of Atlantis and rises to become worshipped as the falcon-headed god, and young Alyssa, who relives his memories stored in the artifact. The current and ancient tales intertwine as Alyssa evades ruthless adversaries set on conquering the power within the artifact, and she discovers the value of Horus's hybrid blood and its connection to the ancient disease. The plots crescendo to a climax beneath the Sphinx, unveiling the origin of the mystical statue and the startling truth about Alyssa's birthright.
Blood of Ra, Book One
Author: Maciek Sasinowski
In Illaria, there is a fate worse than death.As long as I can remember, I've been taught to fear the Necromancer King. He controls the kingdom of Illaria with dark sorcery and the constant threat of his undead army. I never thought I'd have reason to cross his path. Everything changed the day his guards tried to kill me. That's when I found out my whole life has been a lie. By joining a resistance group called the White Ravens, I've claimed new roles. Princess of Illaria, sorceress in training, and threat to the Necromancer King.
Book One of the Illaria Series
Author: Dyan Chick
Forged on the battlefields of Bodden… Beverly Fitzwilliam is relentless in her pursuit of knighthood, but nobody is more surprised than her when she is inducted into the king's elite Order of the Sword. Almost immediately, powerful forces align against her as she travels the land seeking a noble worthy of her fealty. Years later, on the cusp of abandoning her quest, Beverly is tasked with a desperate mission that leads her to what she seeks, but the path is fraught with danger. Success can save the realm, but failure will have her tried for treason. Meanwhile, the heir to the crown remains hidden from prying eyes, the stalwart Gerald Matheson on guard to thwart the Black Hand. Planning on escaping from the tyrant king, news of an invading army changes everything. Can they overcome the odds and bring peace to the kingdom? New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in 'Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown', available in eBook and paperback.
Author: Paul J Bennett
Publisher: Paul J Bennett
1900. The death of her father forces Harriet out of her home to escape the advances of her stepbrother, the rule of her stepmother, and into service at Dalton House. Over time Harriet develops a friendship with the Dalton's crippled son Joseph but her life is changed completely when she inherits Greyladies, a haunted house.
Author: Anna Jacobs
Category: Domestic fiction
In Heir to the Shadows, Jaenelle's vampiric, adoptive father, Saetan, and her foster-family of demons shelter her. to restore her memory and emotional balance, they move to Kaeleer, where Jaenelle befriends the kindred animals with magical and communicative powers and gathers a circle of young Queens. She also heals Lucivar, Daemon's half brother, who offers a brothers' love and a warrior's fealty. As she recovers strength and memory, Jaenelle resolves to restore Daemon and cleanse terreille. Bishop subverts reader's expectations; the "darkest" powers reside in virtuous characters, demons and vampires are kindly, and Jaenelle's adolescence is more comically normal than horrific. Her vibrant characters and descriptions will keep readers hooked, anxiously awaiting what promises to be a riveting conclusion.
Author: Anne Bishop
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia